NEWS: HAAi announces debut album & Shares evocative single ‘Bodies of Water’
HAAi – aka Teneil Throssell has announced details of her debut album Baby, We’re Ascending, out on Mute on 27 May 2022. It follows her recent collaboration with Romy (xx) & FredAgain on ‘Lights Out’, which is receiving heavy rotation on Radio1.
Alongside unveiling the album, Teneil also releases Bodies Of Water, the evocative first single from the LP which is available to stream/purchase below. Shifting from beguiling textures and plaintive vocals into an explosive sample laden breakbeat passage, oscillating between elements of Everything but the Girl, Chemical Brothers and Polica, it’s a beguiling first teaser.
HAAi’s fans range from The Chemical Brothers to Jon Hopkins, 2022 will see HAAi move from one of the most esteemed producers and DJs working today into a fully-fledged artistic force capable of transcending the genre. Nowhere is this more evident than her most personal and reflective project yet, Baby, We’re Ascending.
With community and collaboration being a key theme running the LP, Baby, We’re Ascending features an all-star line-up of contributors including Jon Hopkins, Alexis Taylor, Moxie, Obi Franky as well as the spoken word poet and trans-visibility activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal. Additionally, Teneil chose to craft the album alongside a roster of exceptional female and non-binary creatives including designer Raissa Pardini, mixing engineer Marta Salogni (Björk, Romy), engineer/producer Francine Perry, string arranger Quinta and creative director & long-time collaborator Imogene Barron.
The result is a record that seamlessly merges elements of techno, house, drum n bass, downtempo and pop-leaning electro in a profoundly beautiful way that is singular in vision. Speaking on the album, Teneil says “getting this album out of my head and computer was quite the cathartic experience. ‘Baby, We’re Ascending’ is a hyperactive journey that feels like a real reflection of who I am.
I’m so proud of every second of it. Of all the experimentation as well as the collaborators. It was made with great love and care. I hope you enjoy.”
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